The X4 M’s enlarged body and vaguely practical inclinations can be misleading: it is as costly to buy and run as any other car with comparable performance, if not more so.

The BMW’s £80,110 list price puts it at the top of the class with the GLC 63 S. The X4 M costs £10,000 more than even the dynamically superior Stelvio Quadrifoglio, although many might feel the extra is worth paying for the more convincing interior and infotainment.

Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Road tester
Being pricey initially and on a steeper downward glide path in our projections, the X4 M isn’t expected to hold its value like rivals

The BMW is less convincing where residual value and everyday economy are concerned. It struggled to muster more than 30mpg at a steady cruise, recorded a real-world range of only 330 miles (despite a generous 65-litre tank) and is forecast to retain just 54% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles, with commensurately high monthly lease costs.

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